The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 88 86 85
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 6 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.37% 0.63% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.93% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 0
Average daily rate
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£318 £290 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
Automated Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1110 1071 945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 67.60% 67.19% 64.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 595 466
Average daily rate £375 £314 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.52% -10.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £110 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £438 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 53 75
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -51.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.16 £8.98 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.31 £36.50 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the East Midlands region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the East Midlands region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +5 2 £750 +188.46%
Northamptonshire -18 1 - - 1
Derbyshire - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - - 1
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 5 (45.45%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) Web Services
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Streaming Media
3 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
3 3 (27.27%) RESTful
3 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 3 (27.27%) Games
3 3 (27.27%) OO
3 3 (27.27%) IIS
3 3 (27.27%) OOD
3 3 (27.27%) Stress Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Xbox
3 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (18.18%) BDD
4 2 (18.18%) SAP
4 2 (18.18%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (18.18%) SaaS
4 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (18.18%) Smart Meter
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Selenium
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 1 (9.09%) Retail

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Retail
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) Maven
2 1 (9.09%) MSTest
2 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
2 1 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (27.27%) Games
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) C# Developer
2 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
2 3 (27.27%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Manager
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
1 4 (36.36%) Web Services
2 3 (27.27%) RESTful
2 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
2 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (9.09%) WCF
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 1 (9.09%) Middleware
3 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Streaming Media
1 3 (27.27%) Xbox
2 2 (18.18%) Smart Meter
3 1 (9.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
1 3 (27.27%) OO
1 3 (27.27%) OOD
1 3 (27.27%) Stress Testing
2 2 (18.18%) BDD
2 2 (18.18%) Scrum
2 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
2 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
2 2 (18.18%) TDD
3 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Web Development
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (9.09%) Process Management
3 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Validation
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) C
3 1 (9.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) PMP
1 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) HP
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